By Jimitota Onoyume
Prominent Enugu indigenes have enjoined Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State to organise home security system to protect lives and farmlands from herdsmen.
A communiqué released at the end of a quarterly meeting of National Forum for Enugu Peoples Association, NAFEPA, an umbrella body of Enugu elite clubs and associations, said the herdsmen have become a major threat to farmers in the state, adding that ranches should be introduced in the state for them.
Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State
The communiqué, signed by the President of NAFEPA, Chief Ray Onatu, and Secretary, Engr Jude Aduma, also called for reestablishment of farm settlements, adding that farmers be assisted with improved seeds and farm implements; storage and processing factories should also be factored in.”
The group called for reactivation of collapsed industries in the state— Avop Nachi and Cashew Processing Factory, Oghe.
The communique also urged the Federal Government to give special attention to construction of the second Niger Bridge.
It further expressed worries with marginalisa-tion of the South-East, drumming up support for restructuring as proposed by Ohanezi Ndi-Igbo.